Immune mechanisms by which topically applied vitamin D acts as a therapeutic agent

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Abstract

Topical creams containing vitamin D derivatives or analogues (calcitriol, calcipotriene) are currently used to treat different skin conditions including psoriasis and vitiligo with some success. The skin diseases that can be treated by topical vitamin D are characterised by irregular proliferation and differentiation of keratinocytes accompanied by inflammation and an influx of immune effector cells. We are now starting to better understand the mechanisms by which vitamin D applied to the skin affects keratinocyte growth and reduces the inflammation and immune responses, which drive these and other diseases. Here we outline some of the processes by which vitamin D modulates inflammatory processes that occur in diseased skin, and immune mechanisms that may be activated by vitamin D in the skin and draining lymphatic tissue to control inappropriate inflammatory responses. In particular, we focus on the cell-driven immune responses mediated by keratinocytes, dendritic cells and T cells that may be targets of vitamin D.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVitamin D
Subtitle of host publicationBiochemistry, Nutrition and Roles
PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc
Pages167-181
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781616682736
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

Fingerprint

Vitamin D
Keratinocytes
Skin Diseases
Skin
Therapeutics
Inflammation
Vitiligo
Calcitriol
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoid Tissue
Psoriasis
Dendritic Cells
T-Lymphocytes
Growth

Cite this

Gorman, S., & Hart, P. H. (2011). Immune mechanisms by which topically applied vitamin D acts as a therapeutic agent. In Vitamin D: Biochemistry, Nutrition and Roles (pp. 167-181). Nova Science Publishers Inc.
Gorman, Shelley ; Hart, Prue H. / Immune mechanisms by which topically applied vitamin D acts as a therapeutic agent. Vitamin D: Biochemistry, Nutrition and Roles. Nova Science Publishers Inc, 2011. pp. 167-181
@inbook{4b778a2e665e43659441f0090041dea6,
title = "Immune mechanisms by which topically applied vitamin D acts as a therapeutic agent",
abstract = "Topical creams containing vitamin D derivatives or analogues (calcitriol, calcipotriene) are currently used to treat different skin conditions including psoriasis and vitiligo with some success. The skin diseases that can be treated by topical vitamin D are characterised by irregular proliferation and differentiation of keratinocytes accompanied by inflammation and an influx of immune effector cells. We are now starting to better understand the mechanisms by which vitamin D applied to the skin affects keratinocyte growth and reduces the inflammation and immune responses, which drive these and other diseases. Here we outline some of the processes by which vitamin D modulates inflammatory processes that occur in diseased skin, and immune mechanisms that may be activated by vitamin D in the skin and draining lymphatic tissue to control inappropriate inflammatory responses. In particular, we focus on the cell-driven immune responses mediated by keratinocytes, dendritic cells and T cells that may be targets of vitamin D.",
author = "Shelley Gorman and Hart, {Prue H.}",
year = "2011",
month = "12",
day = "1",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781616682736",
pages = "167--181",
booktitle = "Vitamin D",
publisher = "Nova Science Publishers Inc",
address = "United States",

}

Gorman, S & Hart, PH 2011, Immune mechanisms by which topically applied vitamin D acts as a therapeutic agent. in Vitamin D: Biochemistry, Nutrition and Roles. Nova Science Publishers Inc, pp. 167-181.

Immune mechanisms by which topically applied vitamin D acts as a therapeutic agent. / Gorman, Shelley; Hart, Prue H.

Vitamin D: Biochemistry, Nutrition and Roles. Nova Science Publishers Inc, 2011. p. 167-181.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

TY - CHAP

T1 - Immune mechanisms by which topically applied vitamin D acts as a therapeutic agent

AU - Gorman, Shelley

AU - Hart, Prue H.

PY - 2011/12/1

Y1 - 2011/12/1

N2 - Topical creams containing vitamin D derivatives or analogues (calcitriol, calcipotriene) are currently used to treat different skin conditions including psoriasis and vitiligo with some success. The skin diseases that can be treated by topical vitamin D are characterised by irregular proliferation and differentiation of keratinocytes accompanied by inflammation and an influx of immune effector cells. We are now starting to better understand the mechanisms by which vitamin D applied to the skin affects keratinocyte growth and reduces the inflammation and immune responses, which drive these and other diseases. Here we outline some of the processes by which vitamin D modulates inflammatory processes that occur in diseased skin, and immune mechanisms that may be activated by vitamin D in the skin and draining lymphatic tissue to control inappropriate inflammatory responses. In particular, we focus on the cell-driven immune responses mediated by keratinocytes, dendritic cells and T cells that may be targets of vitamin D.

AB - Topical creams containing vitamin D derivatives or analogues (calcitriol, calcipotriene) are currently used to treat different skin conditions including psoriasis and vitiligo with some success. The skin diseases that can be treated by topical vitamin D are characterised by irregular proliferation and differentiation of keratinocytes accompanied by inflammation and an influx of immune effector cells. We are now starting to better understand the mechanisms by which vitamin D applied to the skin affects keratinocyte growth and reduces the inflammation and immune responses, which drive these and other diseases. Here we outline some of the processes by which vitamin D modulates inflammatory processes that occur in diseased skin, and immune mechanisms that may be activated by vitamin D in the skin and draining lymphatic tissue to control inappropriate inflammatory responses. In particular, we focus on the cell-driven immune responses mediated by keratinocytes, dendritic cells and T cells that may be targets of vitamin D.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84892904919&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Chapter

SN - 9781616682736

SP - 167

EP - 181

BT - Vitamin D

PB - Nova Science Publishers Inc

ER -

Gorman S, Hart PH. Immune mechanisms by which topically applied vitamin D acts as a therapeutic agent. In Vitamin D: Biochemistry, Nutrition and Roles. Nova Science Publishers Inc. 2011. p. 167-181